Senator Hyde-Smith believes preparedness is imperative to protecting lives and property when severe storms and natural disasters hit Mississippi and other areas of the country.  A state-level lawmaker when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state, she recognizes the role of the federal government in helping individuals, communities, and the state rebound after such disasters.  Senator Hyde-Smith supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency and efforts to improve the agency’s effectiveness.


WICKER, HYDE-SMITH URGE FEMA TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES THAT WOULD RAISE PREMIUMS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH URGE FEMA TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES THAT WOULD RAISE PREMIUMS

Nearly 8-in-10 NFIP Policyholders Face Premium Increases, Prompting Concerns 20% Could Drop Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today strongly encouraged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to delay a new flood insurance rating system that will raise premiums on a majority of policyholders.

Wicker and Hyde-Smith signed a bipartisan letter...

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

Original Cosponsor of Legislation to Sustain Mississippi-critical Program Before Sept. 30 Expiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today said she will push for passage of legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before it expires on Sept. 30.

Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of the NFIP Extension...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $795K AWARD FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $795K AWARD FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Miss. Senators Praise AFG Program Awards to Support Fire Safety Upgrades for Five Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today praised the award of $795,504 for fire safety projects in five Mississippi communities.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program will be awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in...

Ocean Aero moving operations and headquarters to Gulfport

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Ocean Aero moving operations and headquarters to Gulfport

WXXV Staff

Ocean Aero, manufacturer and service provider of ocean-going autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, is relocating its manufacturing operations and headquarters from San Diego to Gulfport, the Mississippi...

Pine Belt VFD receiving federal funding for fire safety improvement

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Pine Belt VFD receiving federal funding for fire safety improvement

By Renaldo Hopkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) - A Pine Belt volunteer fire department will receive funding from a grant program created to improve fire safety.

According to the offices of U.S. Senators Roger Wicker...